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February 11, 2019 Newsletter

Monday, February 11, 2019
Principal’s Message

Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the New Year and slowly easing into the 2nd Semester. But that’s ancient history now and we are on to a jam packed four weeks before Spring Break. Below you’ll find a list of some of what makes this time of year busy. Some of it is a celebration of our student’s accomplishments now and some of it (in the case of the 8th grade and Cheer) is a look forward to next year. Whether your child is involved in the activities below or not, we know our families are busy (and fighting illness too). We appreciate all you do to have your children here to participate in school and various other events in the Wimberley Valley. Thank you.

Greg Howard, Principal

In the next few days
Wednesday, Feb. 13th - UIL Awards ceremony for 8th graders – 8:55 am in cafeteria
Thursday, Feb. 14th - UIL Awards ceremony for 7th graders – 8:55 am in cafeteria
Friday, Feb. 15th - UIL Awards ceremony for 6th graders – 8:55 am in cafeteria

Monday, Feb. 18th – NO SCHOOL - President’s Day
Thursday, Feb. 20th – Austin Regional Science Fair
Friday, Feb. 22nd – Track Meet at Blanco; Rotary Loves Readers contest entries are due

Monday, Feb. 25th – 8th grade GT students present projects during Texan Time in library
8th graders only (and parent/guardian) meet at high school – more info below
Tuesday, Feb. 26th – 7th grade GT students present projects during Texan Time in library
Wednesday, Feb. 27th – 6th grade GT students present projects during Texan Time in library

8th graders only – Career & Technology Education meetings at Jr High

Friday, Mar. 1st – Track Meet at Navarro
Saturday, Mar. 2nd – STEAM Fair at High School

Thursday, Mar. 7th – Track Meet at Canyon Lake
Friday, Mar. 8th – Cheerleader Try-outs for 2019-2020 squad;

More detailed info about other Danforth activities

From Shannon Atkins – High School Color Guard Instructor
The High School Color Guard Squad will be hosting a clinic for Jr. High and High School age students who are interested in Color Guard. The clinic will be in Bridges Gym at the high school on Feb. 25-March 1st and also March 4th-6th. The cost is $35 and that includes a snack, pizza on Friday, and a t-shirt. For more info or to sign up please contact Shannon Atkins at 512-618-7140 or

From Carrie Campbell – Rotary Loves Readers Rotary Club Sponsor The latest Rotary Loves Reader contest asks students to write an original Greek myth that explains how something in nature came to be. Entries are due in the Danforth library by Friday, Feb. 22nd at 4 pm.

From Jason Valentine – High School Principal

Parents/Guardians of a current Danforth JH 8th Grader

Wimberley High School is very excited about the 2019-2020 School Year and would like to invite ALL current 8th Grade Students and Parents to our campus on Monday, February 25, 2019. We will discuss the 19-20 Course Book, Graduation Plans and some general information for a smooth transition into Wimberley HS.

The schedule is as follows:

5:00 - 5:25 – Pick up Packet of Scheduling Information in the Theater Foyer

5:30 - 6:00 – Parent/Student Course Book/Endorsement/Graduation Information

6:00 – 6:30 – Sign up for Individual Meeting Times in the Cafeteria for March 5th for 6th scheduling (MUST SIGN UP FOR A TIME so your 9th grade student will have a schedule in the 19-20 (School year!)

We look forward to seeing everyone at the first WHS meeting for the Class of 2023!

Go Texans!

From Erin Sivils – Attendance Secretary

If you have any questions about attendance please visit the Danforth section of the school website. Under “Resources” and then “Attendance” you’ll find detailed info about attendance. If you still need something else answered please give me a call at 512-847-2181 x. 5264.

From Mrs. Stevenson – PTO President
Our last big event in February is a Staff Luncheon.
We are putting on a baked potato bar on February 15 and here is the link if you can help us.

Next PTO Meeting is February 13 at 3:30 in the library. Please join us.

From FCA Sponsors Mrs. Merkin, Mrs. Mauk, Coach Mauk, Coach Bone, Coach Carter and Coach Kersten

FCA ~ Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Come and join us each Friday morning at 7:20 in the gym for games, speakers, group discussions, and DONUTS! Everyone is welcome, all grades.
We hope to see you there!!